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by Picklu
16 Dec 2019 18:58
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 6664
Views: 713437

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Not sure whether you realize it or not but you are essentially stating the same things as I said but you are stating this without the numbers to avoid the scrutiny. 1. " slightly " liberal documentation requirement as compared to Assam's is I have also said, you just have avoided giving n...
by Picklu
16 Dec 2019 18:29
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 6664
Views: 713437

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

BD is only saying words. There will no way they are going to agree for taking people back. As far as other ideas expressed here, there is no way we can keep large section of infiltrators who are now rioting in the streets without seriously endangering our internal security. The number is in Crores ...
by Picklu
16 Dec 2019 18:27
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 6664
Views: 713437

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Willing to take back our citizens, if any, illegally staying .. DHAKA: Bangladesh foreign minister A K Abdul Momen on Sunday .. Read more at: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/articleshow/72692482.cms?utm_source=contentofinterest&utm_medium=text&utm_campaign=cppst: He rejected speculation ...
by Picklu
16 Dec 2019 18:17
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 6664
Views: 713437

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

I hear what you saying and as I said, i have no love lost for the sikulars. But think of the end game about what you suggest. 3 points a. What are you going to do with the excluded ones ? The path forward for us, the bonafide citizens with such large number of excluded folks (illegal and bonafide) ...
by Picklu
16 Dec 2019 18:14
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 6664
Views: 713437

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Interesting take, Picklu saar. And it did get me thinking. Actually, even I won't be able to prove my citizenship since my mom's name was wrongly entered by my school teacher in 10th and it has stuck, and my dad passed away long time back. I am sure there will be some solutions but for sure there w...
by Picklu
16 Dec 2019 18:09
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 6664
Views: 713437

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

1. Fix a cutoff date such that families immediate (father, mother, brother, sister, uncle, etc) can still be identified back in Bangladesh. 2. Have a nationwide NRC with the above cutoff date. 3. Fix a slightly liberal documentation requirement as compared to Assam's. 4. Deport the BDs who can be i...
by Picklu
16 Dec 2019 17:19
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 6664
Views: 713437

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Picklu, after the bill has been signed by the President, it is getting clear that the Home Ministry is going to face challenges. What you said below is an issue that RSS was always worried about. They had to face this vengeance five times since Independence and it weighs heavily on the seniors of N...
by Picklu
16 Dec 2019 16:28
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 6664
Views: 713437

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

I hear what you saying and as I said, i have no love lost for the sikulars. But think of the end game about what you suggest. 3 points a. What are you going to do with the excluded ones ? The path forward for us, the bonafide citizens with such large number of excluded folks (illegal and bonafide) ...
by Picklu
16 Dec 2019 16:15
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 6664
Views: 713437

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

The cost of leniency and amnesty for the existing bd illegal ones, economically, diplomatically, security wise and public health and welfare and all the other plethora of governance, is miniscule compared to what will happen if we embark on this strict document based lineage verified NRC that is cu...
by Picklu
16 Dec 2019 15:47
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 6664
Views: 713437

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

...... And last but not the least, I do not trust in Magic; despite my faith in NaMo, NRC WON'T BE SUCCESSFUL. Data and Science says so . i.e. Until unless the NRC nodal agency is given clear instructions and targets upfront. To do this two things would be required. 1. Totally shed the pretense of ...
by Picklu
16 Dec 2019 15:23
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 6664
Views: 713437

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

And last but not the least, I do not trust in Magic; despite my faith in NaMo, NRC WON'T BE SUCCESSFUL. Data and Science says so. Pickluji, ppl die. So if the guvrmand puts as many ppl on the register as it can, and esp. newborns, it will become steadily more risky to do hanky-panky with this. Same...
by Picklu
16 Dec 2019 06:15
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 6664
Views: 713437

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

I have spent close to 20 years in BRF. I have no love lost for malsi gangs. And I come from a refugee family who crossed over amidst one of the worst riots in the history of mankind. So you can understand my feelings about illegal BD muslims. My opposition to NRC has nothing to do any emotion or sen...
by Picklu
16 Dec 2019 06:13
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 6664
Views: 713437

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Part 3 I went through the records acceptable for NRC. I think for me there is one tiny thread via the SSLC Book, provided the old voter's list and ration card records that show my parents didn't get destroyed in the flood. SHQ will fare better as her parents were govt employees. What about my child...
by Picklu
16 Dec 2019 06:11
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 6664
Views: 713437

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Part 2 Secondly, even if the number is 1.2 million they can always apply for CAB. So what is your point? Wait till someone near and dear ones get excluded in NRC and you will know the pain of a hanging democles' sword of becoming stateless. I do not think you or your ancestors have ever been a refu...
by Picklu
16 Dec 2019 06:05
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 6664
Views: 713437

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Part 1 Picklu wrote: A few points, if I may: Out of 1.9 mil out of NRC in assam, 1.2 mil are bengali speaking (bong+BD) hindu, 0.2 mil are non bengali hindu and 0.5 mil are Bengali speaking(bong + BD) muslim. This demographic segmentation has been widely published, so far there is no credible sourc...
by Picklu
14 Dec 2019 15:37
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 6664
Views: 713437

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Here are the statistics from 1951 census of assam available here Distribution .according to language in' Assam Number of speakers Name of mother tongue 1951 1931 ~ Hindi 335,688 483,905 Bengali •• 1,447,075 1,699,456 Assamese .. 4,972,493 1,993,106 Abor 2,167 13,874 Miri 57,623 80,831 Boro-Bodo-Grou...
by Picklu
14 Dec 2019 15:06
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 6664
Views: 713437

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Again, my post is not to deny people in Assam their right. However, I am just pointing out that bengali speaking folks have lived in Assam for close to centuries now and it is not as simple as some of the folks here think. There is no assuaging people of Assam that immigrants would be resettled outs...
by Picklu
14 Dec 2019 15:02
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 6664
Views: 713437

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

If you really want to know who inflamed this Assamese vs Bengali issue, read on: Initial protests against the government’s language policy came from the American Baptist Missionaries and the educated Assamese elite section. Soon after their arrival into Assam, the missionaries realized that they nee...
by Picklu
14 Dec 2019 14:58
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 6664
Views: 713437

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

For some folks who think that Assamese are agitating against bengali hindus who have come in now to save their culture; here is some historical facts. Assam was annexed and merged with bengal by the british in 1826 . Yes, almost 200 years back. In April 1831 , the Government of Bengal made Bengali, ...
by Picklu
14 Dec 2019 14:29
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 6664
Views: 713437

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Can't we assure assamese that BD hindus wil be relocated to other parts of the country? They need to understand that not having CAB and NRC is more suicidal to their "identity". Relocating lakhs of people out of state who have spent generations? 50 years == 2 generations. The last 2 such ...
by Picklu
14 Dec 2019 14:12
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 6664
Views: 713437

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

After seeing the kind of gathering, protest, vandalism in Assam, Bengal, kerala against CAB, I am now believe that there are more illegals than I had imagined. I hope modi and shah has gamed it well. They have planned for this extent. Hope they first checkmate Congress which i don't know where thei...
by Picklu
14 Dec 2019 13:45
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 6664
Views: 713437

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Some wil ask how fair it is for Assamese so let me put my analysis here. Again, this is going to be controversial and may appear like "hate" but it is not. I apologise in advance if I hurt any feeling. If you follow the demands, Assamese event wanted to shift the cut off date to 1951 for N...
by Picklu
14 Dec 2019 13:35
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 6664
Views: 713437

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Why is the government not calming the concerns of North East by proposing that the persecuted Hindus would be distributed across the country so that Assam or any one state doesn't need to bear all the burden? There is the problem. Significant section of the people who will get the citizenship via C...
by Picklu
14 Dec 2019 04:05
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 6664
Views: 713437

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

I know my post above would irk many rakshaks. Here is the second part. We should have fenced our border in 1980s. The demography of Assam would still face an issue but at least rest of the India would have spared the BD muslim influx. I, and any knowledgeable ear to the ground in border states can g...
by Picklu
14 Dec 2019 03:45
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 6664
Views: 713437

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

A few points, if I may: Out of 1.9 mil out of NRC in assam, 1.2 mil are bengali speaking (bong+BD) hindu, 0.2 mil are non bengali hindu and 0.5 mil are Bengali speaking(bong + BD) muslim. This demographic segmentation has been widely published, so far there is no credible source disputing this. Anyo...
by Picklu
13 Dec 2019 21:28
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion
Replies: 1003
Views: 271129

Re: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion

The 122 mm are for Grad AFAIK

Makes sense for us to indigenize the consumable part. I believe the launchers were also modernized by L&T a few years back?
by Picklu
13 Dec 2019 20:38
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion
Replies: 1003
Views: 271129

Re: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion

tsarkar wrote:That's one very informative document with nice photos. This is a huge achievement. The guided Pinaka will make mincemeat of the Nasr.


The last row of the table on page 24 shows the usual pattern :cry:
by Picklu
06 Dec 2019 22:05
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 2870
Views: 691484

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

tsarkar wrote:Image
The beauty of this shot is INS Viraat sailing ahead.


The humpback is an ugly mother that grows on you.
by Picklu
06 Dec 2019 00:33
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 4854
Views: 953650

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

I agree with JayS! The only way to counter rubbish to present a better alternative with facts and figures. Let them prove those wrong! They won't. They would simply ignore and let the factual counter die disengaged. The only way to counter is what the RW media like OpIndia, Swarajya etc are doing; ...
by Picklu
03 Dec 2019 00:24
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 4854
Views: 953650

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

In twitter, accuracy does not matter, it's a volume platform.
by Picklu
27 Nov 2019 16:38
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 6664
Views: 713437

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

MP, 36gad, Raj, MH , PUNJ and JKND soon vs only GJ n UP Not going for jugular in states will cause problems in center as well via RS 1. The second rung after Amit Shah is not at all ready for big time. 2. AS as a minister is not able to devote as much time for electioneering. 3. RaGa out of scenery ...
by Picklu
24 Nov 2019 22:03
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 6664
Views: 713437

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Well, i am as opposed to didi as anyone can but given the photo of Bangabandhu, is might be inside bangladesh high commission.

Also the meeting most probably an informal courtesy meeting because there should be all sort of protocol for official meeting between a PM and a CM.
by Picklu
23 Nov 2019 20:56
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 6664
Views: 713437

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

It was a double game alright. Pawar kaka stripped nephew in public to ensure her daughter the succession line while simultaneously ensuring a chance to loot as part of shiv sena govt
by Picklu
22 Nov 2019 23:36
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 6664
Views: 713437

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

No they wont. Alighar Uty is a case in example. Many HINOs are defending this Muslim Sanskrit teacher appointment as they think the issue is that of teaching language only. The BHU appointment is not in the Dept of Languages but in the Dept of Hindu Religion and in contravention of the founders req...
by Picklu
21 Nov 2019 01:44
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Naval Tejas Mk1/Mk2: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019
Replies: 688
Views: 169486

Re: Naval Tejas Mk1/Mk2: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019

On one hand, we are cutting down our sniper rifle order to 1/3rd due to budget constraints. On the other, we "want" to import 110 SEF, 57 N aircraft, another 2 squadron of Rafale, going to develop a TEDBF from scratch and oh, catapult for our next carrier. I forgot, the limeys want to sell...
by Picklu
21 Nov 2019 01:27
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Naval Tejas Mk1/Mk2: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019
Replies: 688
Views: 169486

Re: Naval Tejas Mk1/Mk2: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019

Pickle sir, I am sorry your information is very flawed. 1. Superhornets are the main stay of every naval and airforce that operates it. 2. TEDBF will not be a super hornet. The former has to take off with full MTOW from a STOBAR which the latter can't. So, the former will be more like a Mig29k powe...
by Picklu
21 Nov 2019 01:10
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Naval Tejas Mk1/Mk2: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019
Replies: 688
Views: 169486

Re: Naval Tejas Mk1/Mk2: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019

If we have earmarked another 1 billion for TEDBF development, I would suggest please spend the same amount to fix and certify the current low powered Kaveri and then create a sq of LCA sport trainer version with that Kaveri. That single operational squadron would generate so much knowledge that it w...
by Picklu
21 Nov 2019 01:01
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Naval Tejas Mk1/Mk2: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019
Replies: 688
Views: 169486

Re: Naval Tejas Mk1/Mk2: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019

I think the name TEDBF is as good a name as Lampyridae from MBB and serves a similar purpose of cough, cough ... messaging (to Ruskies in this case, be reasonable on price of next 2 sq of mig29k or else) Mig29k is a pig no doubt but the prettiest pig with lipstick compared to the other options i.e. ...
by Picklu
21 Nov 2019 00:52
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Naval Tejas Mk1/Mk2: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019
Replies: 688
Views: 169486

Re: Naval Tejas Mk1/Mk2: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019

In recent history, there has been 3 path for common AF and N version a. Restrict everything in the middle F111 : neither here nor there design full of compromise and the success of the design is visible b. Take AF and convert to N : Mig29K anyone? c. Take N and convert to AF: Shornet but despite the...
by Picklu
19 Nov 2019 23:46
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Naval Tejas Mk1/Mk2: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019
Replies: 688
Views: 169486

Re: Naval Tejas Mk1/Mk2: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019

For all two engine version of naval aircraft fans .... not going to happen any time soon is my take. Development of a new fighter is a multi-billion dollar proposition with a decade plus involvement of manpower and establishments. Does not make sense for 40-60 odd aircrafts for a capital AND high-t...

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